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Updated: The Predator Teaser Trailer Arrives Mid-April

Update 5/4/18: Shane Black has since clarified his comments. The teaser trailer will be released at Cinemacon which takes place in Las Vegas between 23-26th April. It will be shown across cinemas at some point afterwards.

The first The Predator trailer will finally be coming in a couple of weeks, according to director Shane Black. Black to Twitter to respond to some comments suggesting the secrecy surrounding the film was due to the studio forcing changes upon his cut. The director said he was just busy and that the teaser trailer will finally be released in the middle of April – it’s better to see the movie without knowing anything about it.

In addition to the trailer news, Shane also posted a new production still showing the sun rays shining through the Vancouver rainforest with the caption: “Shhhh… He’s Coming.” You can spot a little blue spark down near the shrubs. Speaking of Vancouver, the reshoots would have wrapped a few days ago.

The Predator is still scheduled to be released September 14th. Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Predator fans on our forums!

Thanks to ace3g and Doomofman for the news.



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  1. goose_3387
    Very odd how long they're delaying the trailer release

    Frankly, I don't think the studio has confidence in this film

    Remember when Black was gushing about this being an "event" film? More like non-event...

    Sad but true.

    I'm still hyped for the movie but I fear this will pass the general audience by.

    Everyone saying that this could be the next IT, IT's first trailer was in the March and the marketing had well and truly kicked in by now. That was an event movie.
  2. happypred
    Very odd how long they're delaying the trailer release

    Frankly, I don't think the studio has confidence in this film

    Remember when Black was gushing about this being an "event" film? More like non-event...
  3. Huggs
    All I want from Cinemacon is to know how much the trailer matches or doesn't match the draft of the script that floating around

    I think detail is going to be minimal. At least too minimal to determine the extent to which it matches the script. The tone of the trailer is going to be the big thing for me. Like when Meg finally released the trailer and Sinatra started singing and the footage focused too much on the humor. It just made the movie seem even more cheesy and generic than a summer shark movie starring Jason Stathom should. I hope it turns out alittle more serious than the trailer made it seem, but I'm not holding my breath. First trailers are indeed important.
  4. skull-splitter
    How so?

    Is today the day?

    26th. It's 25th - for me, anyway.
    Cinecon -> reason for new material -> showing trailer regardless of source -> bootleg appearing -> official source for said trailer released

    And while the Predator might not be attached till Deadpool hits, íf it leaks, an official link will be published really quick. Not saying it will happen, but if it does this is the expected chain of events.

    All we need to do is wait till sunday.
  5. skull-splitter
    It didn't originate from the con. It was an actual cinema that leaked it.
    Source? And the principle remains: once stuff leaks, they usually react fast by releasing an original source over the bootleg.

    TrailerTrack. They're a website/social community that does what it says on the tin.

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    the leak minutes ago (it’s from a cinema which received the trailer to play with INFINITY WAR) basically confirms - expect a new #Venom trailer online this week, if not tonight after the CinemaCon presentation

    https://twitter.com/trailertrack/status/988541948389621761
    This basically confirms my expectation. But thanks.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    It didn't originate from the con. It was an actual cinema that leaked it.
    Source? And the principle remains: once stuff leaks, they usually react fast by releasing an original source over the bootleg.

    TrailerTrack. They're a website/social community that does what it says on the tin.

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    the leak minutes ago (it’s from a cinema which received the trailer to play with INFINITY WAR) basically confirms - expect a new #Venom trailer online this week, if not tonight after the CinemaCon presentation

    https://twitter.com/trailertrack/status/988541948389621761
  7. skull-splitter
    It didn't originate from the con. It was an actual cinema that leaked it.
    Source? And the principle remains: once stuff leaks, they usually react fast by releasing an original source over the bootleg.

    Not holding my breath over it, just saying what I expect in 2018 to happen.

    That being said, Huggs, you need a novel to judge a film?!

    Only in the sense that by combining the plot summary online and the official movie novelization after the films release, I can get a basic enough grasp of what the overall tone and narrative structure of the film truly are. The novel just adds much more detail to what I already know from the plot summary. Granted, there are some instances where the novel surpasses the film, such as covenant or skull island. My overall point here is that I will personally have enough information from those sources to make my decision regarding whether to go see the film in theaters.

    So yes, this is my method. I can borrow a book or get one from a library. And they're also very cheap. I can also put a book down after 5 minutes, and come back to it a year later at no charge. Once I've paid to see a bad movie, all I can do is suffer through it, or walk out early with less money and nothing to show for it.
    I get what you're saying. Knowing what details meant make films more interesting later on.

    BvS for instance, I liked the theatrical, but the more layers and references I read about later, the better the film as a whole gets.

    But, in the end, the film can be judged perfectly fine on release.
  8. Huggs
    It didn't originate from the con. It was an actual cinema that leaked it.
    Source? And the principle remains: once stuff leaks, they usually react fast by releasing an original source over the bootleg.

    Not holding my breath over it, just saying what I expect in 2018 to happen.

    That being said, Huggs, you need a novel to judge a film?!

    Only in the sense that by combining the plot summary online and the official movie novelization after the films release, I can get a basic enough grasp of what the overall tone and narrative structure of the film truly are. The novel just adds much more detail to what I already know from the plot summary. Granted, there are some instances where the novel surpasses the film, such as covenant or skull island. My overall point here is that I will personally have enough information from those sources to make my decision regarding whether to go see the film in theaters.

    So yes, this is my method. I can borrow a book or get one from a library. And they're also very cheap. I can also put a book down after 5 minutes, and come back to it a year later at no charge. Once I've paid to see a bad movie, all I can do is suffer through it, or walk out early with less money and nothing to show for it.
  9. Huggs
    If the reactions to the footage are less than positive, they need to just release the trailer already. I'm staying positive, and will reserve judgment until I've read the official plot summary and novel upon release. But yeah, if the cinemacon video is "take it or leave it", I'd say they've got a stinker on their hands.
  10. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Original predator I have come to similar conclusions about where fox stand with the predator franchise myself. While I think the film will be a lot better than what people think it will be , I think you are right in that it isn't really commercial anymore. I'm die hard for predator and nothing tickles me the way our predator friend does , however I do accept I'm in the minority, and that's where probably where the problem lies. They won't invest heavily because of fear of failure, like you said fox have pi$$ed the franchise up the wall, to many gimmicks, to many throw backs to the original, it never managed to create a coherent story. And to your average joe , predator has become another monster movie that you take or leave. Fox have rinsed what was special about the alien in the first place imo.
  11. Original Predator
    Chicken little syndrome lol 😂 that's a belter !

    I read the script again , there are plenty are things in there that i have come to like , believe it or not I have sort of come full circle , things I didn't like at first I'm now digging , im now more worried about the limited marketing treatment it seems it's getting more than what the film contains , but you are right hicks we will know a lot more come deadpool 2.

    It may well be that the Predator has hit the end of it's road.  My wish was for Arnold/Dutch story to be wrapped up.  That said, this franchise has p-ssed away so many opportunities (and too much time has passed) to keep itself relevant it's now down to a "niche" semi-cult following market. 

    I'd be curious to see the true "big picture" on fan consumption of this franchise (demographics).  I'm not sure that the average movie-go'er cares about Predator, let alone knows about it.  And even though it would have been for the better- Arnold would not have added much to the box office or added additional interest, as his time has passed. 

    I think FOX is trying to hit on some sort of jackpot here.  The fan base will pay for the movie- anything beyond that we'll see.  I just don't see this thing lasting too much longer on the blockbuster-movie level.  And all in all maybe that's why Fox is being "meh" about the marketing.  I'm starting to think so.

    Heck the movie may be decent, but they know it's just not going to hit a lot of consumers interest.

  12. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Chicken little syndrome lol 😂 that's a belter !

    I read the script again , there are plenty are things in there that i have come to like , believe it or not I have sort of come full circle , things I didn't like at first I'm now digging , im now more worried about the limited marketing treatment it seems it's getting more than what the film contains , but you are right hicks we will know a lot more come deadpool 2.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    When marketing kicks in they will talk about the film. We'll get the set visits, we'll start to get interviews and we'll actually learn something more than the soundbites we've had so far. Until then it's just us being impatient (because we've known about the film for so long) and suffering from Chicken Little syndrome (because that's just what fandoms do).
  14. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Yeah. I'm with you hicks on the deadpool 2 front, 100% makes total sense , all I'm saying is this film doesn't seem bothered in competing with anything, it's not putting itself out there, this is business and when Shane black sold us the idea that this would be a big blockbuster "event" film it makes me wonder what the secrecy is about.

     What I'm getting at is they need to set the record straight and give us something substantial that we can all get behind and say "yeah we got this wrong , the film actually looks like it's going to be awesome!!"  Hicks do you get what I'm getting at ?
  15. Corporal Hicks
    Hicks if it's another preview/screening and not a trailer is it fair to say fox are not confident ? I mean come on already!!!

    Not really. Alien: Covenant showed 2 (I think) scenes from the film, not a trailer. Nothing about showing a trailer or an actual scene speaks to any amount of confidence. It's just more doomsday-saying from my perspective, I'm afraid.

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    I understand we need to have faith but there's a limit to how long the wool can be pulled over our eyes, if this movie is to be successful they need to act now , venom has gone full blown on the marketing front now and its out a month later. This is ridiculous, what are they afraid from ?

    It's a Marvel film. Makes sense Venom's trailer would be attached to the biggest Marvel film of the year, no? It still makes sense to me that The Predator trailer will be attached to Deadpool 2. I know it's Marvel but it's adult Marvel, it's R-rated, bloody, graphic and it's Fox. Seems like the right demographic to me.

    Sorry, I'm not subscribing to this fandom panic that the film is going to suck. I don't have the full picture. Am I getting impatient? Sure. But I'll watch the film and make up my opinion then.
  16. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Hicks if it's another preview/screening and not a trailer is it fair to say fox are not confident ? I mean come on already!!!

    I understand we need to have faith but there's a limit to how long the wool can be pulled over our eyes, if this movie is to be successful they need to act now , venom has gone full blown on the marketing front now and its out a month later. This is ridiculous, what are they afraid from ?
  17. Corporal Hicks
    So what happened to the cinecon thing, did that just not happen, or nobody heard anything.
    It should be today, the 24th.

    And while no one here expects any bootleg action, it is what happened with the new Venom trailer.

    The Venom leak came from a cinema didn't it, not from Cinemacon?

    Also, I've got intel to suggest it's not going to be a trailer shown at Cinemacon but some sort of preview footage. I'm not 100% on this though so don't take it as gospel.
  18. Ramjet311
    Surely from a marketing prospective they will have the trailer attached to Deadpool 2. Both “R” rated and fits the timelime. And considering the numbers for DP2, would definitely generate alot more interested in the casual fan
  19. Petr Švancara
    Guys, how can you talk about A-list actors, or the fact that this movie doesnt need them when we already have the Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Predator? Of course that part of the success of first Predator is because of the Arnold presence. . and not only him, the entire cast of the first movie was and ever will be legendary. Maybe that now, after all these years we just need mainly a good story, but still. . there is nothing bad when there is always some kind of A-list name in the cast. Me personally, I dont like the fact that Boyd Holdbrook is the main lead here, that guy never convinced me especially with his "soft" face, so. . Im looking forward on the other actors here. Benicio Del Toro would be a million times better than Boyd Holdbrook, and I think that I'm not alone with this opinion. Just try to compare this two actors together. . you cant even try that, and thats the problem.
  20. BigDaddyJohn
    They didn't have the money for a big name action star. Which is a great thing since they already have the Predator. Frees up money for other things.

    Yeah cause a movie “staring” the predator is legit.

    Who needs an A-lister when you have a cult classic creature?  Lol.

    B. Holbrook was great in wolverine, correct.

    Next to ummmm an A LIST ACTOR!!!

    I love how this board literally sets up a path of excuses for why fox and black is being cheap and lazy with this film.

    Soothsayers not needed.

    That absolutely wasn't my point honestly. And you are not a soothsayer for saying how cheap and lazy fox and black are with this film ?
  21. KiramidHead
    It would benefit from a marketing standpoint, whether that would ensure success is another matter. I mean, Fox reportedly pushed for James Franco as McKenna, which I can't really see, to be honest. Would have been oddly interesting to see him in both Alien and Predator, though.
  22. Hollywood
    Yeah cause a movie “staring” the predator is legit.

    Who needs an A-lister when you have a cult classic creature?  Lol.

    B. Holbrook was great in wolverine, correct.

    Next to ummmm an A LIST ACTOR!!!

    I love how this board literally sets up a path of excuses for why fox and black is being cheap and lazy with this film.

    Soothsayers not needed.
    Are they being cheap and lazy? Benicio was originally in negotiations so they do have the money for a bigger name. I don't consider any of what they've been doing lazy though.

    I do agree the film would've benefited from an A list actor.
  23. Original Predator
    They didn't have the money for a big name action star. Which is a great thing since they already have the Predator. Frees up money for other things.

    Yeah cause a movie “staring” the predator is legit.

    Who needs an A-lister when you have a cult classic creature?  Lol.

    B. Holbrook was great in wolverine, correct.

    Next to ummmm an A LIST ACTOR!!!

    I love how this board literally sets up a path of excuses for why fox and black is being cheap and lazy with this film.

    Soothsayers not needed.

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